The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have today announced the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will now be held from 23rd July to 8th August 2021.
The decision, taken alongside the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan based on protecting the health athletes and all involved in the Games, to safeguard athletes and Olympic sport and to fit into the global sporting calendar.
The decision was supported by all International Summer Olympic Sports Federations (IFs) and all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs)
Following today’s decision, the IOC President Thomas Bach said: “I want to thank the International Federations for their unanimous support and the Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees for the great partnership and their support in the consultation process over the last few days. I would also like to thank the IOC Athletes’ Commission, with whom we have been in constant contact.
"With this announcement, I am confident that, working together with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Government and all our stakeholders, we can master this unprecedented challenge. Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel. These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel.”